Playwriting Competition

Playwriting FAQ 

  • Submissions begin December 1, 2020.
  • Deadline for submissions is midnight, March 31, 2021.
  • You must submit the following on the registration form:
      • Your name, mailing address, email, phone number, and a photo of yourself.
      • A PDF of your original play as follows:
        Submissions should be saved as a pdf with the format: YourName_Submission Title. Please number your pages and include your name and title on the page headers.
        Please follow these standard formatting rules:
          • Act and Scene Headings are Centered.
          • Character’s Names are Centered and Capitalized.
          • Stage Directions are Indented one tab and Italicized.
          • Character’s Names in Stage Directions are Capitalized.
          • Parenthetical Stage Directions are used for Small
  • Complete an ‘Original Works’ form: click on ‘forms’ on SDA’s website.
  • Check one of the following for your submission: ‘Middle Years Play’ or ‘High School Play’.
  • Check an Option: Option 1 – Playwriting only; Option 2- Playwriting and Scene Presentation.
  • If choosing Option 2, when submitting the ‘Scene Presentation’ portion of your entry, you must start your video as follows:
      • State your name and the names of all performers in the scene;
      • A short introduction of the work you are presenting;
      • Submit your memorized video recording either with or without costumes and/or props. Specific backgrounds can be used but are not required;
      • Attach your YouTube link of your performance to the entry form.
  • Your parent/guardian (if 18 and under) must complete a Student Membership and Participant Application. Note: If you are choosing Option 2, SDA must receive a Student Membership and Participation Application for all student performers in the scene.
  • All Adults, Associate Memberships, Post-Secondary/Graduate Students must complete the applicable membership application on SDA’s website.
Please Note
  • Competitors must live or study in the Province of Saskatchewan, with the inclusion of Lloydminster, Alberta.
  • Entries will be adjudicated and awards presented as determined by the adjudicator. The adjudicator’s decision is final.
  • Selected plays will be published in Sask Drama’s Digital My Lines Publication.
  • Option 2 Scene entries will be posted on SDA’s YouTube Channel.
  • If you have selected the ‘Dramaturgy’ option on your registration form, Theatre Saskatchewan will send you further information.

Note: All membership applications are available on SDA’s Website.